Office of External Affairs


January 20, 2015

Gov. Inslee, President Michael K. Young celebrate BARC launch

Gov. Jay Inslee, UW President Michael K. Young and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner joined UW researchers on Monday to launch the Boeing Advanced Research Center, or BARC, The center is located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering on the UW campus and will allow students and faculty members to work collaboratively…

January 15, 2015

Report to stakeholders

We are pleased to report our financial, student, research, community and environmental performance for 2014. The Report to Stakeholders accounts for our performance during the year. Read the 2014 UW Annual Report.

January 8, 2015

The UW generates $12.5 billion in economic impact

The University of Washington generates $12.5 billion a year in economic activity and supports 79,331 direct and indirect jobs in the state of Washington, according to a new economic impact report released Thursday by an independent research firm. Total economic impact measures the dollars generated in the state as a result of the UW’s presence,…

January 7, 2015

New UW Tacoma Chancellor

Mark Pagano has been selected as chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma. His appointment is effective March 16 and is subject to approval b the UW Board of Regents. Pagano currently serves as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Montana State University. Read more from UW Today.

December 18, 2014

UW moves up on Kiplinger’s in-state ‘best value’ list

The University of Washington moved up in the rankings of public universities on the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list. The UW moved up to the 11th spot from 13th in the same ranking last year. Kiplinger’s measures of economic value and educational quality. Read more from UW Today.

December 11, 2014

FY15 Appropriations update

House and Senate Appropriators unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending package yesterday. The FY15 appropriations packaged, dubbed the “cromnibus,” would provided new funding for all government agencies and programs with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security. It will fund the federal government for the remainder of 2015 fiscal year and contains a continuing resolution…

November 20, 2014

New current affairs series on UWTV | Channel 27

  Inside Outlook, the new current affairs series by UWTV will air a preview episode on November 22 and 23 at 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on cable channel 27 and also on demand on Inside Outlook, hosted by journalist and UW alum, Gavin Sullivan, aims to break through ideological division and political gridlock with…

November 19, 2014

Welcome Genesee Adkins, new director of state relations!

We welcomed Genesee Adkins, new director state relations, this week. Adkins brings 12 years of experience working in Olympia to our team. Most recently, she served for five years as director of government relations for King County, where she worked on legislative strategies for the county executive and led the county’s state-level efforts in Olympia,…

October 31, 2014

Veterans appreciation week is Nov. 3 – 11

Commemorate Veterans Day 2014 by attending one or more of the events being hosted around the UW’s campuses, and join us in celebrating our many students, alumni, retirees, faculty and staff who have valiantly served in the U.S. Armed and uniformed forces. In recognition of their undaunted service to our country, we invite you to…

October 29, 2014

The UW is fostering innovation

GeekWire interviewed Vikram Jandhyala, Vice Provost of Innovation, about the future of innovation and entrepreneurship at the UW. Jandhyala is working on making innovation part of educating students. “I want to see the creative juices becoming part of the education system, rather than something you do after the fact, or just happening on your own…

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